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TITAN: Inspiring the Next Generation of Manufacturers

“Everyday when I come into class, my students want to talk about Titan. I think its great that our industry has a leader that makes manufacturing cool again.”

Cleveland, OH
CNC Instructor


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Building a CNC Machine Shop - (Part# 1)

TITAN gets into his CNC Machine Shop Philosophy... Lots of letters and emails have been coming in from young machinist who want to start their own shop... Also, Shop owners who are going through hardship and seeking new ways to find work... and or re-invent themselves.

I don't have all the answers but what I do have is experience in all of the above. Here is the first video of many where I just talk from the heart and discuss my philosophy in making it happen in the CNC industry.

From one Machinist to another, Have Faith and be Encouraged... Every Valley of Hardship that I have ever gone through has Qualified me for the next Amazing step in my journey!

Love to hear thoughts and stories below...

- Titan Gilroy

Our FREE Online CNC Education Platform hits on NOV 11.

Also, check us out on Instagram, Youtube and MAVTV every Monday night.
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Joe DababnehOld school manufacturing philosophy with a modern twist. It's a very refreshing seeing that some people still know what machining is about. It's just sad most people in charge of machine shops don't understand this way of thinking.2   ·  2 days ago

Josh VaughnIt sucks I don't get mavtv in my area, would love to watch your show! I have been through some hard times as well and machining and manufacturing has been there for me as well. I was able to keep my Manufacturing job through my Troubles and I am extremely grateful for what I have. I worked hard, showed I had drive, and got promoted into a shop from production and felt like I won the lotto! I can relate in some ways to you Titan, but I would love to watch your show!2   ·  2 days ago

Adam HartwigI'm 34 years old and going back to school for some programming background. I've been in manufacturing for 16 years now. It's never to late to get the tools you need for success. But it's up to you to go out and get it!2   ·  2 days ago

Tim MallardKick Ass! Very excited to see your share your knowledge and experience. I think your going to take it way past the motivational and moving speeches which is what this trade needs. I would love to hear your thoughts on low volume or one off parts.1   ·  2 days ago

Nick SchneiderYour passion is real, you can't mistake it for anything but that! And when you have that much passion for something, you perfect it and reflect that perfection when you speak. I can't wait for what you have in store for the next video, thank you for ALL you do TItan!2   ·  3 days ago

Alexjose PuertoMy respect for you Titan, and your work team they have a great leader, in our shop we think like you guys, we are a small shop but always machining with pride, every time we finish one part we have to feel proud of what we do as a machinist. Thanks for the tips Buddy and let's continue machining with Pride 🙂1   ·  1 day ago

Erik GleasonGreat words. Have you ever thought about a swiss machine (citizen or tsigami) for the multi tasking you were talking about?1   ·  2 days ago

David C. PipkinCrying with happiness. Love your passion Titan. I want for my kids to have what I didn't. Jobs with skills are where it's at.1   ·  2 days ago

Jeff KellerYou're a very interesting person Titan. I enjoy your videos. Keep up the good work....1   ·  2 days ago

Bud WeeksI have more respect for this man than half the people I've ever met1   ·  2 days ago

Aaron PowterLove your passion and enthusiasm Titan. Truly appreciate your willingness to share 👊1   ·  3 days ago

Robert PetoThank you brother for caring to share your words, your motivation and passion.1   ·  2 days ago

Joe EsquivelTitan Very inspirational! Owner of small Cnc shop in Brookshire Texas Way West Machine Works . 👊1   ·  1 day ago

Bryan SharpYou're such a good and blessed man. I look up to you and respect you so much, Titan!1   ·  3 days ago

TobyMaricel HummelSad it's going to get worse when 3rd world counties come into trade1   ·  2 days ago

Patrick ComeauxHopefully within the next few years man. Ill tell you this. Its guys like you that give me hope. Its all for the family anyway. I would love to hire my cousin who welds to runs that department and my uncle who is an architect to design and engineer for us. God speed for real Titan3   ·  3 days ago

Steve OrtnerKeep it up!! Your the man!1   ·  2 days ago

Steve MaynardAwesome.. Looking forward to part 2.1   ·  3 days ago

Chris JugganHow do you keep your machines so clean?1   ·  2 days ago

Rich GoldmanCan't wait to make it happen1   ·  3 days ago

Hector NavarroThanks Titan!1   ·  2 days ago

Coppage Tommy#respect1   ·  2 days ago

Sean GleavesMotivated!1   ·  22 hours ago

Rich GoldmanBoom1   ·  3 days ago

Jodi Ann StewartThaks for sharing! I work for my dad at a small CNC job shop in Cincinnati. We also aerspace . I enjoyed this video and look forward to Part 2!7 hours ago

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TITANS of CNC - FREE CNC Education Platform.

Here is a "1 star" project that actually turns into a "2 star" project a few stages later. We call it "The Binoculars" - The point is to draw and machine the shape (Blue)

Technique is for education purposes only!

Once the the shape is done... you have to hold an odd shape in soft jaws by cutting the exact profile into the jaws.... 2nd stage would be machining through holes and pockets (Green)... and 3rd stage is machining in o-ring grooves inside the pockets... When completed the parts becomes a 2 star part (Orange).

Set-up sheets, complete prints of each stage, sample STP 3D Models and How to videos will be given to teachers, students and all who wish to learn for FREE. This is project 9 of over 1000. Coming Nov 11th.

PS. Many schools can't afford excess material which is a problem because students have to learn through repetition... We are solving that problem by standardizing tools and materials. This part is cut from 1 X 2 Aluminum Bar Stock just like 40 other projects that can be made from the same bar of material. You can also find projects based on industry... Aerospace, Medical, Automotive etc... Learn to machine projects that relate to your career choice...

Ha:-) Just a machinist trying to make the world a better place... Who is surrounded by an amazing team of like minded and talented individuals... BOOM!!!

Also watch our MFG Series on MAVTV every Monday night.

-Titan Gilroy
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Coppage Tommy"Learn through repetition". Exactly. How are people able to participate?4   ·  4 days ago

Charles SmithSounds awesome, I think if I was going to manufacture these I would drill the thru holes and circle mill the counter bores from saw cut stock then drill and tap a fixture to screw them to and do the rest of the machining.8   ·  4 days ago

Steve JohnsonGet to see you at IMTS. Gave you a mention on my blog.   ·  4 days ago

Jesse AndersonWhy wouldn't you have them cut the counter bores, through holes, and grooves in the 1st op, then flip it over, mill the jaws, and deck the back off? That's closer to a real world solution.3   ·  4 days ago

Steven BoettcherAwesome! Are you coming back on TV any time soon?1   ·  4 days ago

Piotr KędziorEasy peezy.1   ·  3 days ago

Mike KrassHow do you get this?2   ·  4 days ago

Jeff DyerJames Dyer2   ·  4 days ago

Jay LytleMy son attends Computer Manufacturing Technology at a vo-tech in Oklahoma. For the beginning stages they use blocks of wax to allow for a more economical learning period before the students move on to actual metal stock. Seems to work very well, and the wax "parts" can be melted and recast, as can some of the shavings.2   ·  4 days ago

Dillon BarberI'm excited to see what I can learn from this. I have very recently started a fabrication shop and would really love to learn this art. I'm interested how I could download your design software? I would love to toy around on it and see what I could self teach myself.1   ·  4 days ago

Brendan DupontI hope a school near me picks up a real machinist training program like this. Hands on is the key in learning for a lot of people.2   ·  4 days ago

Travis HolbrookBeing a machine trades instructor, I'm excited to see this platform. Need all different avenues to keep the kids excited and interested.1   ·  4 days ago

Hunter GipsonMan I'd love to have one mid sized machine and the software!!! I'd have way too much fun hell I'd prolly build a bed beside it1   ·  4 days ago

Doug LawlerFun project. How bout making prototype extrusions. I gotta find my pics from an extrusion proto that I did.1   ·  4 days ago

Ryan LoveCan't wait, it was nice to talk with you and hear about you doing this at IMTS last week.1   ·  4 days ago

Clinton SmithThis is great Titan! Can't wait to use this in my classroom. So November 11th is the big launch?1   ·  4 days ago

Tom SYou are doing so much for the industry thank you. I will keep a look out for it1   ·  4 days ago

Kyle AshcraftSweet man can't wait to hopefully learn something new!1   ·  4 days ago

Jeff WatersThanks for doing this as an instructor I am constantly trying to move my program forward and stay on a cutting edge1   ·  4 days ago

Vid KokI can't wait! I assume that the platform will also be available for those of us who aren't from the US?1   ·  4 days ago

Bill WanickSo this will be going live around November 11th?1   ·  4 days ago

Tim MallardAwesome! Looking forward to the 11th.1   ·  4 days ago

Jamie Rhianna JordanOh I want to participate, how do you get involved?1   ·  4 days ago

Zach CoolBring it on brotha!!2   ·  4 days ago

David CejudoHow do I partake in this?1   ·  4 days ago

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Proud to be an American!

A while back a "fan" of my show (Kevin Choate) sent me a great message and asked if there was any way he could buy one of the blocks I machined for the men and women of project heart... I was like, I won't sell you one but send me your address and I will send you a gift...

Now he just sent me this really Awesome pic of the block and our Amazing American flag...

BTW: Project heart was a short segment in episode #2 of the second season that actually airs again this Monday night on MAVTV. I had 40 Men and Women who had been incarcerated come to my CNC Shop where I spoke to them about life and overcoming obstacles... Had a machine running and machined these blocks for each of them that day...

Thanks Kevin for the great Pic:-)
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James HaynesThis great Country, was founded on the backbone of manufacturing and innovation. We slipped a little and lost sight of that, by letting other countries make our products cheaper. But, we are making a comeback and taking control to make America even better than it has been for a few decades. I like that you focus on the real issue of a company that cares for the working American family, and not just the bottom line of making the most money that you can. Keep up the good work!7   ·  5 days ago

Paul EbenezerGreat to make me remind the word of god keep up the good work3   ·  5 days ago

Todd GoochHow do I get one of these, Gregg Redmond? That's awesome!!!4 days ago

Thomas Oeter LamaOn behalf of all the citizens of Rhode Island I would like to thank you for believing in the American worker4 days ago

Thomas VickersLet's all work together to Make America Great Again.4   ·  4 days ago

Wayne HoffmanSweet!4 days ago

Ryan Nicholas GriderLove that verse4 days ago

Coppage TommyAwesome gesture 👏5 days ago

Scott RileyI would buy one5 days ago

Kenneth LambringThat's very cool4 days ago

Scott HartThat is my favorite passage!4 days ago

Eric EmersonChanging the world one part at a time. Thank you1   ·  5 days ago

Renato Rodrigues AlmeidaVery good. Congragulion.5 days ago

Bryan Drake IVYou the man, Titan!5 days ago

Jake HassTanner Hass1   ·  5 days ago

Stephen Barbara RoseberryPhil 4:13 " I can do all things through Christ[a] who strengthens me" 😀4 days ago

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My saw is going "Beast Mode" today cutting this Titanium.

The material is 10" Dia X 14 FT Long.
2400 Pounds of certified 6AL-4V Ti which comes close to $60,000.00

There is a real balancing act here when it comes to a project like this. Each piece gets cut to 3.0" which allows for a clean up on both sides of the finished machined part. When deciding how much to leave... you have to make sure you leave enough but not to much... Because the material is crazy expensive and material cost is often the difference of getting a bid or not getting a bid. Wasting to much material could also make you lose on the entire job.

Once the saw blade is set up and cutting into the material, everything has to be set just right also... If the saw goes to fast it start tapering to one side... Wasting more material and possibly scrapping the part or parts...

Just a little bit of stress and the CNC Machines have not even started running yet:-)

In this case, the material is to heavy for my saw so we are using the forklift to help support it.

Quality is the most important aspect of Machining. You can run as fast as you want but if your parts don't pass a Rigid Quality Inspection... Then the parts are scrapped.

Meaning, all the time that you used in the shop to get to that point and through all operations is scrapped.

Oh and the $60,000.00 you spent on material is scrapped and gone also...

We 100% inspect all features on absolutely every part when dealing with high end Aerospace Machining...

The moment you think your so good you don't need to inspect your parts... Is the moment your foundation starts crumbling...

Love the Challenge and Love the High Stakes... When the customer gets the components and give you the Big Thumbs Up... Well, that is simply what it's about:-)

American Manufacturing- In The Great USA!!!

There's Nothing Better!

-Titan Gilroy
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Keith SmithWhy not have the material supplier pre cut to the size you need? 1 less variable to screw it up.17   ·  6 days ago

Brad HenckThat's why it's worth paying the steel supplier just saw them up for you with the plus or .030 tolerance that way every part is good and the saw blade goes bad it's on their time clock not yours2   ·  5 days ago

Eric NeelWe've ran some here while back at the shop guys were breaking drills and taps left and right. Scrapping all kinds of parts! Kicked our butt. Pays to have the right tooling and info lol1   ·  5 days ago

Troy GorrellIf you have robust process control, and eliminate the possibility of producing a bad part in the first place, you don't need to waste resources on inspection. The ultimate waste is finding bad parts at inspection, all the material, all the saw time, machine time, inspection time ... All gone.4   ·  6 days ago

Brennan ApplingIf it were me doing this job I would want to prove out the program on a cheaper piece of material, doing a job fast is great and all, but I'd rather take too long to do a job than discover the hard way that I wasn't paying close enough attention to the print lol5 days ago

Patrick ComeauxTitan Ty Gilroy I bet at that diameter its eating up saw blades. Or do they make blades for ti? Ive always had pre cut square stock2   ·  6 days ago

Todd Tucker? TITIAN. How much you leave per side off saw to finish Dia.?2   ·  6 days ago

Joshua MooreWhy didn't you cut it in 2 peices lol1   ·  6 days ago

John W BrownWhat is the weight of that peice?1   ·  6 days ago

Ben BrasherWho built the saw???1   ·  6 days ago

Danny Ace SanchezMany people have all the answers until they have to do it. This is the kind of things I was born to do and when American Machinist rise to the occasion! Way to go to everyone at Titan's shop. BOOM!!!14   ·  6 days ago

Allan ButlerIt's not rocket science, .06 a side is standard for something that big. Ensures that even if it does taper you will still get 100% cleanup. Have done it with Ti, Stainless, aluminum, brass, nylon, teflon, Delrin, and steel. Can teach a monkey to run a saw.7   ·  6 days ago

Troy GorrellOh, and slow speed/high feed FTW. Very positive edges, and high chip loading. Carbide bandsaw blades with less tooth pitch than you would run for steel. Wikus blades with the 5 way chip design always tested out best for me when I was process engineer for the sawing area at the plant that probably made that billet.7   ·  6 days ago

Anthony RamirezWow, I couldn't even imagine taking on the much of a risk! Good luck Titan! I know your parts will come to spec. Hope you're going to film this process.7   ·  6 days ago

Jimmy BergerSome jobs I will use our wire EDM to slice up parts like your using this saw for, yes it take more time per part and is a little more costly but depending on thickness and part tolerance I can nail thickness dimension without having to mill or turn. Maybe even just dust on surface grinding making flat and parallel before finish ops. This obviously wouldn't work for this part. Tho I have wire cut 16ft long shafts on saw horses with tank door down cutting un-submerged !2   ·  6 days ago

Zackary Morris14 feet of 10 inch diameter titanium only weighs 2400lbs? While I can't say I've ever seen a log of titanium on a scale, I would have guessed it would weigh more. Regardless, cool post.1   ·  5 days ago

Jared ManhartWe have a kasto saw in our shop, not kidding you this saw cuts parts easily within .015 flat.on 8in diameter parts,biggest I cut on it. At least while it's new anyway.1   ·  6 days ago

Kyle SteffensTitan who is doing the shipping for your company? I would like to see if I can save you guys money on the shipping. GO USA!!!1   ·  6 days ago

Bill LawrenceYour more man than I Titan! I wouldn't even know where to begin on that one. I would probably quote myself out of business on that part.1   ·  6 days ago

Chuck CheekTitan please post up a photo of the finished product if you can.5   ·  6 days ago

Casey ShettlerAlro can cut that all day at about 12-15 min a part. They ship next and same day too.5   ·  6 days ago

Tyler BooneYou are such an inspiration! I'll be working in a CNC shop and designing parts soon enough!4   ·  6 days ago

Jim RoweCash in the chips being made too for a little extra $$$$$ toward the bottom line !!!4   ·  6 days ago

Steven Vassalloso its the speed of cut on the saw that causes the runout? Awesome work man!3   ·  6 days ago

John CisekSome of the craziest material I've ever worked with, gets hot fast, once it work hardens it's pretty much junk3   ·  6 days ago

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Educate Yourself About American Manufacturing

“Guys like Titan are helping to bring Made in America back, stronger than ever. His story is an inspiration to all of us that anyone, anywhere in this great nation can mount a comeback and make us all stronger for it.”

President of the Alliance for
American Manufacturing


Educate Yourself About American Manufacturing

“Guys like Titan are helping to bring Made in America back, stronger than ever. His story is an inspiration to all of us that anyone, anywhere in this great nation can mount a comeback and make us all stronger for it.”

President of the Alliance for
American Manufacturing


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